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Lesser Interest, Principle of

  • By: Maria Schmeeckle
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The Principle of Lesser Interest, also called the principle of least interest, is a theoretical principle suggesting that, in romantic partnerships, when one partner is more emotionally involved than the other, the less emotionally involved ...

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